silver plate

  1. silver tableware.

  2. a coating of silver, especially one electroplated on base metal.

Origin of silver plate

First recorded in 1520–30

Words Nearby silver plate

Other definitions for silver-plate (2 of 2)

[ sil-ver-pleyt ]

verb (used with object),sil·ver-plat·ed, sil·ver-plat·ing.
  1. to coat (base metal) with silver, especially by electroplating. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use silver plate in a sentence

  • The magistrates presented them with a magnificent service of silver plate.

    Belgium | George W. T. (George William Thomson) Omond
  • Lottie appeared with a crimson face, bearing a little ostentatious silver plate with a card.

    The Butterfly House | Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • A small, very odorous broiled bird lay on a square of browned toast on a silver plate before her.

    Jolly Sally Pendleton | Laura Jean Libbey
  • Jacques Boucher's dwelling was doubtless well furnished with silver plate and storied tapestry.

  • Perhaps nothing, however, astonished me so much as the array of gold and silver plate in the dining-room.

    That Boy Of Norcott's | Charles James Lever

British Dictionary definitions for silver plate

silver plate

  1. a thin layer of silver deposited on a base metal

  2. articles, esp tableware, made of silver plate

  1. (tr) to coat (a metal, object, etc) with silver, as by electroplating

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